Flathead Valley Live on Stage: 75th Season Kickoff

Season begins Sept. 28

By Beacon staff

Flathead Valley LIVE on Stage will be kicking off its 75th season of presenting family-friendly live entertainment on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Flathead Valley LIVE on Stage was originally called Community Concerts, which began bringing in talent to the valley for entertainment in 1939.

The Sept. 28 concert will include violin virtuoso and FVCC instructor Wai Mizutani and coloratura vocalist Idara Aguinagua and friends, who will present numbers from a variety of genres.

A 75th anniversary celebration reception will follow the performance.

A bit of history from Betsy Wood, president of the organization: “During the Great Depression, small communities could not afford to bring in live entertainers.  Also during this period, many artists were literally starving.  To solve both problems, Community Concerts formed nationally in 1936, with the idea of securing money to cover the cost of concerts BEFORE they were given, by selling memberships for an upcoming season of entertainment, which also brought the cost per person down to a reasonable price for most people. Beginning in 1939, high quality entertainers from around the country and the world have performed in the Flathead.”

For more information, visit the website, http://flatheadvalleyliveonstage.org.

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